• Filters in Place

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat3 days ago 0 comments

  • Something Seriously Wrong !!

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat4 days ago 0 comments

    The device was gently shaken up and down and, in theory, there should be a sine shaped plot on the Y axis, but it's obviously corrupted:

  • Pothole Detection

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat6 days ago 0 comments

    The logger was put on the dashboard of my van in an attempt to detect pot holes.

    GPS logging was pretty good and after messing about with some basic sample length = 60 filters, I got some coherent results for the IMU. Potholes should have been seen on the Y axis in the last two 'hillocks' of speed, but nothing was seen !! Maybe a better IMU is required with less noise and more G-Force capability?

  • SD card upgrade made no difference!

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat11/17/2021 at 16:44 0 comments

    Turns out the TFT was blocking the data - bit of a newbie mistake! DOH!

  • Checking data for integrity

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat11/16/2021 at 18:23 0 comments

    The image below is a screenshot of a portion of the IMU data captured at 100 Hz. A and B show areas where there seems to be data loss when the system writes to the SD card. The bottom axis is milli-seconds and data seems to be being written once every second or so, with about a 200 milli-second loss each time. There will be some kind of compromise between  data output frequency and the amount of data outputted and some optimisation will probably be made by 1. Upgrading the SD card and 2. Doing some onboard averaging to reduce the amount of data getting written to SD.

  • Add flash stored integer for making filename change per session and various timers to check for data blocking

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat11/15/2021 at 15:50 0 comments

    #include <SoftwareSerial.h>
    #include <TinyGPS.h>
    #include <TFT_eSPI.h> // Graphics and font library for ILI9341 driver 
    #include"LIS3DHTR.h"
    #include "RTC_SAMD51.h"
    #include "DateTime.h"
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <SD.h>
    #include <FlashStorage_SAMD.h>
    #define FLASH_DEBUG       0
    #define TFT_GREY  0x5AEB
    #define YELLOW    0xFFE0
    #define RED       0xF800
    FlashStorage(my_flash_store, int);
    TFT_eSPI tft = TFT_eSPI();  // Invoke library
    LIS3DHTR<TwoWire> lis;
    RTC_SAMD51 rtc;
    
    int captureTime;
    int SDWriteTime;
    unsigned long avSDWriteTime =0;
    int SDwriteCycleTime;
    unsigned long start1;
    unsigned long finish1;
    unsigned long start2;
    unsigned long finish2;
    unsigned long currentMicros1;
    unsigned long previousMicros1 =0;
    unsigned long count2 = 0;
    // string to buffer output
    String buffer;
    String filename;
    unsigned long lastMillis = 0;
    int stateOne = 0;
    float flat = 0.00000000;
    float flon = 0.00000000;
    float GPSspeed = 0.0;
    int GPSsatelites = 0;
    int GPSprecision = 0;
    int flashNumber;
    uint16_t address = 0;
    
    // File object to represent file
    File txtFile;
    
    /* This sample code demonstrates the normal use of a TinyGPS object.
       It requires the use of SoftwareSerial, and assumes that you have a
       9600-baud serial GPS device hooked up on pins D0(rx) and D1(tx) - the
       SIM28 Seed studio grove GPS module.
       
    */
    
    TinyGPS gps;
    SoftwareSerial ss(0, 1);
    
    void setup()
    {
     // Read the content of emulated-EEPROM
      EEPROM.get(address, flashNumber);
      // Save into emulated-EEPROM the number increased by 1 for the next run of the sketch
      EEPROM.put(address, (int) (flashNumber + 1));
      if (!EEPROM.getCommitASAP())
      {
        // Serial.println("CommitASAP not set. Need commit()");
        EEPROM.commit();
      }
      tft.init();
      tft.setRotation(2);
      tft.fillScreen(TFT_BLACK);
      tft.setCursor(0, 0, 2);
      tft.setTextColor(YELLOW, TFT_BLACK);  tft.setTextSize(2);
      tft.println(" GPS + G-Force ");
      tft.println("  Data Logger  ");
      tft.println("     V.1.01    ");
      tft.setTextColor(TFT_WHITE, TFT_BLACK);  tft.setTextSize(2);
     
      Serial.begin(115200);
      // while(!Serial){1;};
      // tft.println("Serial started ...");
      delay(5000);
      ss.begin(9600);
      lis.begin(Wire1);
      rtc.begin();
      
      DateTime now = DateTime(F(__DATE__), F(__TIME__));
      Serial.println("adjust time!");
      rtc.adjust(now);
    
      // yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss
      // SD file name is restricted to 8 characters !!
      // filename += now.year(); filename += "";
      // filename += now.month(); filename += "";
      filename += now.day(); filename += "";
      filename += now.hour(); filename += "_";
      // Use a flash stored variable to ensure unique filename:
      filename += String(flashNumber);
      filename += ".txt";
    
      if (!lis) 
      {
        Serial.println("ERROR");
        while(1);
      }
      lis.setOutputDataRate(LIS3DHTR_DATARATE_50HZ); //Data output rate
      lis.setFullScaleRange(LIS3DHTR_RANGE_2G); //Scale range set to 2g
    
      // reserve 1kB for String used as a buffer
      buffer.reserve(2048);
    
      // set LED pin to output, used to blink when writing
      pinMode(LED_BUILTIN, OUTPUT);
    
      // init the SD card
      if (!SD.begin()) 
      {
        tft.setTextColor(RED, TFT_BLACK);  tft.setTextSize(2);
        tft.println("  No SD card?  ");
        Serial.println("Card failed, or not present");
        // don't do anything more:
        while (1);
      }
    
      // If you want to start from an empty file,
      // uncomment the next line:
      // SD.remove(filename);
    
      // try to open the file for writing
      txtFile = SD.open(filename, FILE_WRITE);
      if (!txtFile) 
      {
        Serial.print("error opening ");
        Serial.println(filename);
        while (1);
      }
    
      txtFile.write("Millis,Timestamp,Accel_X,Accel_Y,Accel_Z,Satelites,Speed(km/h),Latitude,Longitude,GPSprecision \r\n");
      
      Serial.print("Simple TinyGPS library v. "); Serial.println(TinyGPS::library_version());
      Serial.println("by Mikal Hart");
      Serial.println();
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
      bool newData = false;
      unsigned long chars;
      unsigned short sentences, failed;
    
      // For one second we parse GPS data and report some key values
      for (unsigned long currentMillis = millis(); millis() - currentMillis < 1000;)
      {
        while (ss.available())
        {
          start1 = micros();
          char c = ss.read();
     Serial.write(c);...
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  • Inital Code Using the Arduino IDE

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat11/13/2021 at 22:06 0 comments

    #include <SoftwareSerial.h>
    #include <TinyGPS.h>
    #include <TFT_eSPI.h> // Graphics and font library for ILI9341 driver 
    #include"LIS3DHTR.h"
    #include "RTC_SAMD51.h"
    #include "DateTime.h"
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <SD.h>
    #define TFT_GREY  0x5AEB
    #define YELLOW    0xFFE0
    #define RED       0xF800
    TFT_eSPI tft = TFT_eSPI();  // Invoke library
    LIS3DHTR<TwoWire> lis;
    RTC_SAMD51 rtc;
    
    int captureTime;
    unsigned long start;
    unsigned long finish;
    // string to buffer output
    String buffer;
    String filename;
    unsigned long lastMillis = 0;
    int stateOne = 0;
    float flat = 0.00000000;
    float flon = 0.00000000;
    float GPSspeed = 0.0;
    int GPSsatelites = 0;
    int GPSprecision = 0;
    
    // File object to represent file
    File txtFile;
    
    /* This sample code demonstrates the normal use of a TinyGPS object.
       It requires the use of SoftwareSerial, and assumes that you have a
       9600-baud serial GPS device hooked up on pins D0(rx) and D1(tx).
    */
    
    TinyGPS gps;
    SoftwareSerial ss(0, 1);
    
    void setup()
    {
      tft.init();
      tft.setRotation(2);
      tft.fillScreen(TFT_BLACK);
      tft.setCursor(0, 0, 2);
      tft.setTextColor(YELLOW, TFT_BLACK);  tft.setTextSize(2);
      tft.println(" GPS + G-Force ");
      tft.println("  Data Logger  ");
      tft.println("     V.1.01    ");
      tft.setTextColor(TFT_WHITE, TFT_BLACK);  tft.setTextSize(2);
     
      Serial.begin(115200);
      // while(!Serial){1;};
      // tft.println("Serial started ...");
      delay(5000);
      ss.begin(9600);
      lis.begin(Wire1);
      rtc.begin();
      
      DateTime now = DateTime(F(__DATE__), F(__TIME__));
      Serial.println("adjust time!");
      rtc.adjust(now);
    
      // yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss
      // SD file name is restricted to 8 characters !!
      // filename += now.year(); filename += "";
      // filename += now.month(); filename += "";
      filename += now.day(); filename += "";
      filename += now.hour(); filename += "";
      filename += now.minute(); filename += "";
      filename += now.second();
      filename += ".txt";
    
      if (!lis) 
      {
        Serial.println("ERROR");
        while(1);
      }
      lis.setOutputDataRate(LIS3DHTR_DATARATE_50HZ); //Data output rate
      lis.setFullScaleRange(LIS3DHTR_RANGE_2G); //Scale range set to 2g
    
      // reserve 1kB for String used as a buffer
      buffer.reserve(2048);
    
      // set LED pin to output, used to blink when writing
      pinMode(LED_BUILTIN, OUTPUT);
    
      // init the SD card
      if (!SD.begin()) 
      {
        tft.setTextColor(RED, TFT_BLACK);  tft.setTextSize(2);
        tft.println("  No SD card?  ");
        Serial.println("Card failed, or not present");
        // don't do anything more:
        while (1);
      }
    
      // If you want to start from an empty file,
      // uncomment the next line:
      // SD.remove(filename);
    
      // try to open the file for writing
      txtFile = SD.open(filename, FILE_WRITE);
      if (!txtFile) 
      {
        Serial.print("error opening ");
        Serial.println(filename);
        while (1);
      }
    
      txtFile.write("Millis,Timestamp,Accel_X,Accel_Y,Accel_Z,Satelites,Speed(km/h),Latitude,Longitude,GPSprecision \r\n");
      
      Serial.print("Simple TinyGPS library v. "); Serial.println(TinyGPS::library_version());
      Serial.println("by Mikal Hart");
      Serial.println();
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
      bool newData = false;
      unsigned long chars;
      unsigned short sentences, failed;
    
      // For one second we parse GPS data and report some key values
      for (unsigned long currentMillis = millis(); millis() - currentMillis < 1000;)
      {
        while (ss.available())
        {
          start = micros();
          char c = ss.read();
          Serial.write(c); // uncomment this line if you want to see the GPS data flowing
          if (gps.encode(c)) // Did a new valid sentence come in?
            newData = true;
          finish = micros();
        }
        captureTime = finish - start;
    
        float x_values, y_values, z_values;
        x_values = lis.getAccelerationX();
        y_values = lis.getAccelerationY();
        z_values = lis.getAccelerationZ();
    
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    
        // check if it's been over 20 ms since the last line added
        unsigned long currentMillisTwo = millis();
        if ((currentMillisTwo - lastMillis) >= 20)
        {
          DateTime now = rtc.now();
          // Serial.println("Write to the buffer !!");
          // add a new line to the buffer
          buffer += currentMillisTwo; buffer += ",";
    
          // yyyy/MM/dd...
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